Place charcoal in a perforated plastic bag and stash the bag your fridge or drawers to banish odors.
Remove aggressive vines, which hold moisture against walls and wreak havoc on wood clapboards, slowing their ability to dry out after a rain and causing rot. — 12 Easy DIY Fall Fix-Ups
Take a scissor stance, one foot forward and one behind. Use the rake to pull forward from behind or in from the side. Keep your shoulders relaxed and your back upright
Properly season firewood by stacking logs outdoors in a sunny spot, away from wood structures, to keep insects from migrating. — 56 Essential Survival Skills for Homeowners
Leave the cut shapes wedged in place until you are finished cutting all the lines. This will provide added support until you’re done carving
At the nursery, look for the biggest bulbs of your chosen variety—they’ll give you the largest blooms. — Plant Bulbs Now for Future Blooms
Low-VOC paints dry faster than the older latex formulations, so it’s critical that you fix mistakes quickly. — Decoding the New Low-VOC Paints
In the master bath, place double sinks 36 inches apart or more, measured drain to drain, so that you’ll have elbow room. — Read This Before You Redo a Bath
For gravel patios, Roger Cook suggests adding landscape fabric between the packed base and gravel on top, so materials don’t intermingle. — Building Blocks for a Perfect Patio
Dry-scrub crud from grates, burners, and inside surfaces with a nonscratch sponge or a nylon brush, then wash surfaces with dish soap and water.